Behavioral Health Publications

  • Use of the Emergency Department for Mental Health and Substance Abuse among Women
    A study by the Rural Health Reform Research Center shows that women with mental health (MH) and substance abuse (SA) issues are putting a strain on emergency departments (EDs). This study helps identify trends among women in rural and urban communities who utilize the ED for MH/SA. The information can be used to help communities provide more relevant, appropriate, and less costly care.
    Author(s): Schroeder, S., Peterson, M., Jaeger, J.
    Date: July 2017
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Rural and Urban Utilization of the Emergency Department for Mental Health and Substance Abuse
    Utilizes data from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project’s (HCUP’s) State Emergency Department Databases (SEDD) for seven states. Researchers explore, and describe in this brief, the use of the Emergency Department for mental health and substance abuse among Urban, Large Rural, Small Rural, and Isolated Small Rural residents.
    Author(s): Schroeder, S., Peterson, M.
    Date: June 2017
    Type: Policy Brief
  • Mind Matters
    North Dakota is home to the unique annual Mind Matters Conference on brain injury that brings together both healthcare professionals and patients.
    Author(s): Massmann, N.
    Publication: North Dakota Medicine, 41(2), 20-21
    Date: July 2016
    Type: Magazine
  • Assessment of Anxiety Among Northern Plains Indians
    Article examines the reliability and validity of the Beck Anxiety Inventory by comparing scores among three different diagnostic categories.
    Author(s): Gray, J., McCullagh, J., Petros, T.
    Publication: American Journal of Orthopsychiatry
    Date: November 2015
    Type: Journal Article
  • Food Security, Depression and Quality of Life in Northern Plains Indians
    Article presents a research program designed with the objective of exploring the relationships between health disparities, high levels of poverty, and food insecurity in Native American and Alaskan Native communities.
    Author(s): Gray, J.S., Gonzaga, K., Penland, J.G., Lukaski, H., and Stensland, P.
    Publication: Journal of Indigenous Research, 4(2015), Article 3
    Date: June 2015
    Type: Journal Article
  • The 2014 Update of the Rural-Urban Chartbook
    The Chartbook presents information on population demographics, health-related behaviors and risk factors, age-specific and cause-specific mortality, access to care, health insurance coverage, mental health, and other health-related topics for U.S. residents across levels of rural and urban status. The data presented in this new Chartbook were collected prior to implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), providing baseline measurements for key aspects of health from which to measure future ACA-associated changes. Individual data tables are available in an Excel file.
    Author(s): Meit, M., Knudson, A., Gilbert, T., Tzy-Chyi Yu, A., Tanenbaum, E., Ormson, E., TenBroeck, S., Bayne, A., Popat, S., & NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis
    Date: October 2014
    Type: Report
  • Follow-up Discussion Regarding Mental Healthcare in Indian Country
    Follow-up discussion from April 8, 2014 meeting with Sen. Heitkamp, Megan DesCamps and Alison Grigonis regarding mental healthcare in Indian country.
    Author(s): Gray, J.
    Date: May 2014
    Type: Testimony
  • Improvements to Mental Health Services and Outcomes in Indian Country
    Follow-up discussion from April 8, 2014 meeting with Sen. Heitkamp, Megan DesCamps and Alison Grigonis regarding mental healthcare in Indian country.
    Author(s): Gray, J.
    Date: May 2014
    Type: Other
  • Testimony to the Indian Health Services Appropriations
    Dr. Gray provided testimony on behalf of the Friends of Indian Health to the subcommittee on interior, environment, and related agencies.
    Author(s): Gray, J.
    Date: April 2014
    Type: Testimony
  • Seven Generations Center of Excellence: Building THIS Generation for Future Generations
    UND awarded $3.5 million to educate Native American behavioral health professionals.
    Author(s): Morin, K.
    Publication: North Dakota Medicine, 37(3), 18-19
    Date: September 2012
    Type: Magazine
  • The Interrelationship Between the Society of Indian Psychologists and Counseling Psychology
    This article examines the interrelationship between SIP and counseling psychology, given their shared beliefs in social justice and culturally competent research, training, and service. Some of the early history of SIP is presented as well as the landmark moments for the organization.
    Author(s): Gray, J.S., Carter, P.M., LaFromboise, T.D., & BigFoot, D.S.
    Publication: The Counseling Psychologist, 40(5), 685-698
    Date: June 2012
    Type: Journal Article
  • Cultural Adaptation for Therapy With American Indians and Alaska Natives
    Because of the paucity of research on evidence-based treatments with American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) clients, this article addresses barriers to that research and how to adapt treatment to make it more culturally appropriate and acceptable to AI/AN clients so they might benefit from and remain in treatment.
    Author(s): Gray, J., & Rose, W.
    Publication: Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 40
    Date: April 2012
    Type: Journal Article
  • Rural Mental Health Research White Paper for National Institute of Mental Health
    This report focused on the nature of rural mental health research, issues in rural mental health, and future areas for research addressing the needs and disparities in rural mental health. These topics are focused on four general areas — Access, Quality, Healthcare Reform, and Disparities.
    Author(s): Gray, J.
    Date: September 2011
    Type: Report
  • Circles of Strength: A Case Description of Culturally Integrated Suicide Prevention
    This article presents a case description of an American Indian female at high risk for suicide in effort to document the potential effectiveness of a college student suicide prevention program designed for Northern Plains American Indian students.
    Author(s): Gray, J.S., & Muehlenkamp, J.J.
    Publication: Archives of Suicide Research, 14, 182-191
    Date: 2010
    Type: Journal Article
  • A College Suicide Prevention Model for American Indian Students
    This article outlines the model developed for the American Indian Support Team from funding through the Garrett Lee Smith Campus Suicide Prevention Grant funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to focus on reducing suicide risk of American Indian students at the University of North Dakota.
    Author(s): Muehlenkamp, J.J., Marrone, S., Gray, J.S., & Brown, D.
    Publication: Professional Psychology: Research and Practice , 40(2), 134-140
    Date: 2009
    Type: Journal Article
  • Alcohol, Tobacco, and Illicit Drug Consumption and Consequences in North Dakota: The North Dakota Epidemiological Profile, 2007
    The report examines the prevalence and patterns of substance (alcohol, tobacco and other drug) use and consequences in North Dakota.
    Author(s): Muus, K., Gray, J., & the State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup
    Date: March 2007
    Type: Report
  • Zinc Affects Cognition and Psychosocial Function of Middle-School Children
    This study investigated the effects of dietary zinc intakes on cognition and psychosocial function in young adolescents. Zinc nutrition has been related to motor, cognitive and psychosocial function in very young children and adults, but there have been no studies of older children who may be at risk of zinc deficiency while undergoing rapid growth during puberty.
    Author(s): Penland, J.G., Lukaski, H.C., & Gray, J.S.
    Publication: The FASEB Journal, 19(5), A973
    Date: March 2005
    Type: Journal Article
  • Suicide in North Dakota: A Dialogue Across State and Tribal Boundaries
    Discusses factors associated with suicide, suicide trends in North Dakota, and prevention strategies.
    Author(s): Kruger, G., & Gray, J.
    Date: 2005
    Type: Policy Brief
  • The Indian Healthcare Improvement Act: Implications for North Dakota Tribes
    Policy brief providing an overview of healthcare issues facing American Indians in North Dakota, with discussion of the impact of the Indian Healthcare Improvement Act.
    Author(s): McDonald, F.
    Date: November 2004
    Type: Policy Brief
  • Depression in Northern Plains Indians is Associated with Physical Health and Fitness, Dietary Intakes, Food Insecurity and Cultural Identification
    This study examined the relationships between depression and physical health and fitness, dietary intakes, food insecurity and cultural identification among Northern Plains American Indians.
    Author(s): Penland, J.G., Gray, J.S., Lambert, P., Gonzalez, J., Wilson, E.L., & Lukaski, H.C.
    Publication: The FASEB Journal, 18(4), A516
    Date: March 2004
    Type: Journal Article
  • Zinc Fortification and Cognitive and Psychosocial Function in Young Adolescents
    This study investigated the effects of zinc fortification on these functions in young adolescents. Previous studies have related zinc nutrition to motor, cognitive and psychosocial function in very young children and adults, but there have been no studies of older children.
    Author(s): Penland, J.G., Lukaski, H.C., & Gray, J.S.
    Publication: The FASEB Journal, 17(5), A1087
    Date: March 2003
    Type: Journal Article